New PMA family planning findings in Kenya

ICRH Kenya in partnership with Jhpiego and the Ministry of Health recently released the Phase 2 National Family Planning survey results in Nairobi through the Performance Monitoring for Action (PMA) project. One of the key findings was the increase in the use of modern methods of contraceptives. 

The dissemination event provided a strategic platform to build and enhance strong relationships with advocacy groups across all levels and to disseminate PMA data to stakeholders that can be used for evidence-based and timely programmatic decision-making. The use of modern methods of contraceptives has increased from 56 to 61 per cent in 2020, which was well received among stakeholders as a positive stride towards achieving the #ICPD25 commitments. 
 
The dissemination event was attended by over 100 invited guests from the National and County governments, family planning partners, donors, multilateral agencies, civil society and the media. County disseminations are currently underway to release sub national specific findings from the survey. PMA collects information on the knowledge, practice, and coverage of family planning services using mobile technology and female resident data collectors to support rapid-turnaround surveys to monitor key family planning and health indicators in Africa and Asia. PMA has been collecting data since 2014 in 11 counties in Kenya. To date, the platform has been used to collect data for guiding programs in maternal and child health, nutrition, water and sanitation and primary health care.